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U.S. payments startup Marqeta files with regulators for IPO – source

From Reuters: (Reuters) – U.S. payment card issuing start-up Marqeta Inc on Tuesday filed confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision for a proposed initial public offering (IPO), according to a person familiar with the matter. Marqeta will now await feedback from the SEC on its filing and hopes to complete its IPO as[…]

Inside Anduril, the startup that is building AI-powered military technology

From NBC News Oct. 3, 2019, 7:05 AM EDT By Jacob Ward and Chiara Sottile On a blazing day in the scrublands just outside Irvine, California, Brian Schimpf watched as a man walked into a distant valley wearing a long-sleeved shirt and a hat to protect against the sun. Within moments, sensors in towers on a nearby hillside[…]

SentinelOne, an AI-based endpoint security firm, confirms $267M raise on a $3.1B valuation

From Tech Crunch: This year, more than ever before because of the COVID-19 pandemic, huge droves of workers and consumers have been turning to the internet to communicate, get things done and entertain themselves. That has created a huge bonanza for cybercriminals, but also companies that are building tools to combat them. In the latest[…]

Unicorn Update: New Research & IPOs – Just, DJI, Affirm, Dataminr, SpaceX, Impossible Foods and more

From Gracia Group: SPACEX SpaceX gets FCC approval to bid in $16 billion rural-broadband auction https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/spacex-gets-fcc-approval-to-bid-in-16-billion-rural-broadband-auction/ IMPOSSIBLE FOODS “Impossible Foods Is Gaining on Beyond Meat. What That Means for the Stock” https://www.barrons.com/articles/impossible-foods-gaining-beyond-meat-room-for-more-than-one-winner-51602685246 AFFIRM “Max Levchin’s Affirm Confidentially Files for U.S. IPO” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-affirm-ipo-idUSKBN26T389 BETTER “Better.com in Talks to Raise $100M at $4B Valuation: Report” https://www.housingwire.com/articles/better-com-in-talks-to-raise-100m-at-4b-valuation-report/ CLOVER[…]

23andMe evolved into a genetic biotech powerhouse

From Zero Hedge: What started out as a genetic ancestry company has transformed into what can only be called a biotech.  Before digging into what’s going on now we need to preface this with a bit of history.  In a story broke on the site you are reading now  (Zero Hedge), 23andMe (and other firms) was caught giving[…]

Social Finance SoFi a new type of financial services firm

From Zero Hedge: While many have never heard of Social Finance or SoFi, it’s valued at $8 Billion USD which puts it not exactly at the bottom of the list.  Now that companies like Palantir, Airbnb, and many others have filed for IPO; investors are looking further down the line at companies like SoFi that[…]

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What will a Wish IPO look like? We may know soon

From Tech Crunch 9/2/2020 Wish, the San Francisco-based, 750-person e-commerce app that sells deeply discounted goods that you definitely don’t need but might buy anyway when priced so low — think pool floats, guinea pig harnesses, Apple Watch knockoffs — said yesterday that it has submitted a draft registration to the SEC for an IPO.[…]

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Palantir CEO rips Silicon Valley in letter to investors

From CNBC: At a time when some tech companies are bowing to employee pressure to pull back from work with the government, Palantir CEO Alex Karp is loudly defending his posture. Palantir, a Silicon Valley software and servicies company founded in 2003 with the explicit purpose of helping the intelligence community with counterterrorism investigations, filed its paperwork to[…]

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Impossible Foods model of Monopoly Capitalism raises another 200m

(PreIPOSwap.com – 8/14/2020) — Food company Impossible Foods is a Bill Gates portfolio startup.  For those who have not been following, Bill Gates has been killing it since COVID- literally.  His portfolio has ballooned to enormous sums.  And while the mainstream media is covering how much his billionaire friends have made – even Mother Jones[…]

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Uber Agrees To Buy Postmates For $2.65BN In Stock After Losing Battle For GrubHub

From Zero Hedge: After failing to convince GrubHub’s millennial managers that a tie-up would be the best bet for the publicly traded takeaway rival to Uber’s fast-growing Uber Eats, Uber has moved on to ‘Plan B’, and agreed to buy Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal. Uber Eats head Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty is expected to[…]